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Blackhawks voted Greatest NHL Uniform

Hull, Hall, Esposito, Toews say fans made right choice in choosing Chicago's look since 1958 as No. 1

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

You'll get no argument from four Chicago Blackhawks icons about the fans' choice for Greatest NHL Uniform. 

Forwards Bobby Hull, Jonathan Toews and goalies Glenn Hall and Tony Esposito, all members of the 100 Greatest NHL Players presented by Molson Canadian, were delighted Tuesday to learn that the Blackhawks' 1956-2018 jersey had been voted by fans as the Greatest NHL Uniform. Nearly 6 million votes were cast from Nov. 28 through Dec. 31 in the online balloting sponsored by Visa in Canada. 

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Sunday Long Read

2017 was Centennial year to remember in NHL

Looking back at celebration filled with hockey legends, historic events, lifetime's worth of memories

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

Glenn Hall was looking around the Toronto hotel ballroom last New Year's Eve, the NHL's year-long Centennial celebration quietly underway with an elegant dinner hosted by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, and the man known as Mr. Goalie was softly taking inventory of four men.

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This Week in Centennial History

Lemieux scores five goals five different ways; Howe has six points on Christmas

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As part of the League's Centennial Celebration, NHL.com is taking a look back at memorable events each week.

Here are Centennial highlights from Dec. 24-31:

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NHL Insider

Bower's legacy lives on with Maple Leafs

Babcock, Lamoriello, former players share thoughts of legendary goalie

by Mike Zeisberger @zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

TORONTO -- On the day the world said goodbye to her husband, Elise Beliveau paid Johnny Bower the ultimate tribute.

On Dec. 10, 2014, mourners battled through driving snow and ice pellets of a nasty blizzard to attend the funeral of Jean Beliveau at the majestic Mary Queen of the World Cathedral in downtown Montreal. 

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Greatest NHL Uniforms: 1998-2007 San Jose Sharks

Devils forward Boyle always loved expansion team's look

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The battle to be named Greatest NHL Uniform is waging, with fans having until Dec. 31 to make their picks from 100 entries.

From now until the end of the year, players will be weighing in with their favorites. Today, New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle explains why the uniforms worn by the San Jose Sharks from 1998-2007 are his favorite.

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Greatest NHL Uniforms: 1944-47 Montreal Canadiens

NHL.com Columnist Dave Stubbs says famous jersey was near, dear to his heart

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

The battle to be named Greatest NHL Uniform is raging, with fans having until Dec. 31 to make their picks from 100 entries.

From now until the end of the year, NHL.com staff writers will be weighing in with their favorites. Today, NHL.com Columnist Dave Stubbs explains why the uniforms worn by the Montreal Canadiens from 1944-47 are his favorite.

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NHL Centennial

Greatest NHL Uniforms: 1967-1982 Philadelphia Flyers

NHL.com Staff Writer Mike Morreale liked look of Broad Street Bullies

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The battle to be named Greatest NHL Uniform is waging, with fans having until Dec. 31 to make their picks from 100 entries.

From now until the end of the year, NHL.com staff writers will be weighing in with their favorites. Today, Mike G. Morreale explains why the uniforms worn by the Philadelphia Flyers from 1967-82 are his favorite.

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NHL Centennial

This Week in Centennial History

League plays inaugural games; Richard brothers star; Brodeur sets shutout mark

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As part of the League's Centennial Celebration, NHL.com is taking a look back at memorable events each week.

Here are Centennial highlights for the week of Dec. 17-23:

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NHL Centennial

Maple Leaf Gardens secured future of NHL in Toronto

Canada's first big-league arena was product of Smythe's dedication, fancy financing, fast construction

by Stan Fischler / NHL.com Special Contributor

Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto was the first truly major league-sized arena built in Canada when it opened in 1931.

But its world premiere almost never happened; had that been the case, Toronto might have been without a big-league rink and failed as a major hockey city. The Gardens project was barely saved by a never-say-die hockey man combined with an amazing blend of high-speed construction and fancy financing that would stun the world of Wall Street today.

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Greatest NHL Uniforms: Chicago Blackhawks

Mark Howe says Hull helped make rival jersey, not dad Gordie's Red Wings sweater, his favorite

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Hockey Hall of Famer Mark Howe grew up in Detroit, is the son of Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie Howe and has worked as a scout for the organization since 1995.

But when it comes to picking his favorite NHL jersey, he turns to a rival: the Chicago Blackhawks.

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